Mid-Antrim 150 races cancelled

The 2014 Mid-Antrim 150 races have been cancelled for financial reasons.

The races, which have been going for well over 60 years, have faced a number of issues over the years including being cancelled in 2008 and called off due to an oil spill in 2011.

“We’ve been debating the financial side of things for a couple of months but we just couldn’t see how it would work,” race secretary Derek McWhirter said. “We’ve had a few bad years and that has taken its toll. We plan to return in 2015, perhaps on a different date”.

The race’s traditional date is in August, between Armoy and the Ulster Grand Prix. It had been moved to a June date in 2012, but returned to August last year.

“The race made a huge loss last year so we’ve decided to sacrifice 2014 and concentrate on returning the following year,” McWhirter continued. “We’ve been in discussions with the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland and it is our intention to explore the suitability of an alternative date for the future. In the meantime, we will run an Irish Superbike round at Bishopscourt in July.”

 

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